Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Starlings leaving the roost

This is one of those times when photographs simply can't adequately convey the spectacle. Perhaps 100,000 birds all taking flight together with a low rumbling rush of wings and the sound of the birds calling. It really is a spectacle, but it is all over within minutes. The birds leaving the Middleton Moor roost at first light normally in two groups.
I've added a single portrait just to show what smart looking birds Starlings are in the winter.


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